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Audio Design Innovations Inc
(866) 649-0629
1396 Hilltop Ridge
Houlton, WI
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Brands
Elan, amx, lutron, legacy audio, direct tv, hughes, dennon, beam vacuum systems, dsc alarm products aprilaire, niles, irwin seating company, nec,request audio,xantech,channels plus, open house
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Steve Dobovsky, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Northland Sight and Sound
(651) 458-8600
PO Box 28443
Oakdale, MN
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Brands
Marantz, Parasound, Stewart Filmscreen, Vantage Lighting Control, PSB, Polk Audio, Mitsubishi, Samsung, RTI, Universal Remote, Panamax, Open House, HAI
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- David Mann, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Advanced Home Environments
(651) 731-3900
7012 6Th St N. Advanced Home Environments
Oakdale, MN
 
Best Buy
(651) 739-1899
8301 3RD ST N
Oakdale, MN
 
Supercalibrations
(651) 777-5444
3615 White Bear Ave
White Bear Lake, MN
 
Magnolia Home Theater
(651) 739-1899
8301 3RD ST N
Oakdale, MN
 
Audio Video Planners
(651) 747-8081
434 Hale Avenue, Suite 160
Oakdale, MN
 
Audio Video Planners, Inc.
(651) 747-8081
434 Hale AvenueSte. 160
Oakdale, MN
Services
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Environmental Controls, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Motorized Window Treatments / Home Theater Curtains, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls, Multi-Room Video, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Home Networking, Service Repair, Preventative Maintenance, iPhone / iPad integration
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Robert Christensen, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional Designer, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

The J Edison Group
(715) 381-1300
355 Deer Valley Drive
Hudson, WI
 
Supercalibrations ~Founding Member~
(651) 777-5444
3615 White Bear Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls
Brands
AMX, ADCOM, ATC, AutoPatch, Boston Acoustics, Escient, LUCE, Lutron, Niles Audio, NAD, Panasonic, PSB, SONY, Toshiba, Richard Gray''s Power Company, Xantech, and many other Top Quality brands
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Dan Gossel, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Leland Phyle, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Solidsteel 6.2

solidsteel

6.2 Audio Table

as reviewed by John Acton

 

 

 

Just as with almost anything in life, audiophilia is a hobby rife with compromise. Audiophiles are necessarily limited in their selection of an audio system by numerous factors, the largest of which is typically budget. The eternal conundrum for us music lovers is—where does the hard-earned money go?  Better components? Better speakers? Better cabling? Power conditioning? Acoustical treatments for the room? It can become quite a balancing act to ensure that we realize the most bang for our buck as we approach a prospective upgrade. One aspect on which many audiophiles (myself included) tend to short-change themselves, is mechanical support and isolation for their systems. We keep hearing how pernicious the effects of vibration can be on a high-end audio system, but it's all too convenient to spend that money on something that seems to make a more ostensible difference. With the addition of the Solidsteel 6.2 Audio Table to my system, I have become convinced that a proper rack for housing one's system is as tantamount to overall system success as any other component.

Solidsteel is an Italian maker of audio/video racks and supports for a wide range of budgets and applications. Founded by two enthusiasts, one a prominent distributor of high-end audio equipment in Italy, the other a former engineer with Ducati, the company introduced its first audio racks in 1991. With their racks quickly garnering international acclaim for their unique blend of performance, aesthetics and relative affordability, Solidsteel has since expanded its distribution to more than 30 countries in Europe, America, Asia and Australia.

Regardless of price-point, all Solidsteel audio/video racks share a number of common characteristics designed to eradicate the influence of vibrations on a system's performance. The tubular frame employed in every Solidsteel rack is constructed of steel and finished in a special anti-resonant paint (black or silver), and the frame is further reinforced with a crimped steel bar at the end of every tube. Profligate mechanical resonance is dumped from the rack into the floor via height-adjustable spikes. The spikes are removable, to allow for the metal tubes to be filled with lead shot, sand or other material to further damp the rigid frame, if desired. Each shelf is isolated from one another, and from the overall frame, by duraluminium cones, which act to suppress and drain component-generated resonances. The shelves themselves are produced from high-density MDF, and are finished in anti-resonant paint (black or silver to match the frame).  Lastly, the height of each rack, and the associated spacing between the shelves, represents a carefully-chosen balance of performance and aesthetic goals.

The focus of this review is the Solidsteel 6.2 Audio Table, which represents the two-shelf version of the company's flagsh...

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